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Laura Pearson, Counselling Services

About Laura

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I am an affliate member of the Ontario Association of counsellors, consultants, psychotherapists and Psychomistraist. I began my counselling career over 15 years ago working in nonprofit and healthcare organizations providing counselling and crisis intervention to a diverse group of people. I have worked with men, women, older adults and I am now interested in working with you.

Drawing on a vast knowledge of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational interviewing we will work together to address your concerns and help you move forward.

As a counsellor I offer brief, or longer term counselling depending on your need, I am available for one session, a series or on an as needed basis.

What is counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment.

A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.

I think the expense of therapy is only worthwhile if it works and is effective. Because I really care about my work and my patients and want to see them improve their lives, I make the commitment to every patient that I will work as hard as I can to help create the changes you seek. You will receive compassionate care and a high level of customer service. Evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy can also happen in the therapy itself on an ongoing basis, in order to assess whether its worthwhile for you and your family.

Emotion-Focus Therapy Mindfulness Group

Are you interested in mindfulness? Would you like to develop or deepen your meditation practice?

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Life Transitions

Although change may be sought after and desirable in you life you may be are working hard to reach your goals you may need to have conversations that strengthen your commitment to these changes. With the excitement of change stress, anxiety, and uncertainty may occur.

Examples of transitions I support include
  • Lifestyle changesLose weight, start exercise, commitment to healthy lifestyle as you define it.
  • Changes in family Pregnancy, first or subsequent children, returning to work, decisions to stay home.
  • Changing jobs or careers

Addictions/Mental Health

Are you concerned about the amount of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs you are using.

Do you feel stress, anxiety, worry?

Are you tired or unable to sleep?

Do you have a diagnosis of a Mental Health issues and you need to discuss what that means for you.

Compassion Fatigue

Professional and Family Caregivers experience burnout even when they love what they are doing and are committed. I can support you to protect yourself or to return from Compassion Fatigue.

You may have a desire to live a life of meaning and purpose based on your own ethics, values, dreams and ambitions, but are not clear what direction to go.

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Fees

$100.00+ HST for 50 minutes